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Half-Day Information

The Mathworks JSMCH provides a unique mathematical learning community for elementary and middle school students, pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, master teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and university faculty. Young students have role models who provide a vision for why studying math is important and how students can use what they learn to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). 

The Half-Day JSMC is held at San Marcos High School in San Marcos, Texas:

  • The program is open enrollment (we keep registering students until we have reached capacity).  There is no selection process for the Half-Day JSMC.  We register all interested students who apply until we have reached capacity.
  • We 200 - 210 students in grades 3-8 each summer in the Half-Day Junior Summer Math Camp
  • We hold this program in partnership with San Marcos CISD
  • See below for more information about need-based camp scholarships

The full tuition cost is $400. This includes a non-refundable $25 fee. If needed, payment plans are available. Your student's spot in the program is ensured only when you have paid in full.

Refund schedule

  • Full refund: if you withdraw your student before May 1st
  • Half refund: if you withdraw your student before May 15th
  • No refunds: if withdrawing after May 15th

Student Participation

Students are expected to follow all rules and regulations, and to respect camp property and facilities. Parents will be billed for any damage caused by their children's negligence. If a student is being a major distraction to the learning of others or poses safety concerns, the parent/guardian will be notified and asked to pick up their student as soon as possible.

* Exceptions to grade level will be made depending on mathematical background and experience. Class changes can be made only on the first two days of camp if space is available.

To Apply

  • Complete the online student application form
  • Remember to complete the financial aid section of the application if you wish to apply for a camp scholarship
  • The official application deadline is May 15th.  We highly encourage you to apply much earlier than the deadline, as we enroll applicants until the camp is filled.

Scholarships

  • We award need-based camp scholarships based on the amount of external funding (grants and donations) we have each summer.
  • Scholarship decisions will be made by May 15th.

To better access which Math Quest Class your student should be placed in please follow this link!

 

Transportation

Mathworks does not provide transportation for students.

San Marcos CISD will provide bus transportation only for San Marcos CISD students attending the Half-Day JSMC. We will have information about times and routes in late May. For more information about the buses, contact San Marcos School District at 512-393-6700.

For parents dropping off students, please walk your student into the cafeteria of the San Marcos High School, and sign in your student. When you are picking up your student, please sign them out.

Daily Schedule (Classes are held Monday - Friday)
7:30 - 8:00am, Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00am, Class
10:00 - 10:30am, Break/Snack (15 minutes per class)
10:30 - Noon, Class
Noon - 12:30pm, Lunch

Half-Day Junior Summer Math Camp Demographics

Junior Summer Math Camp
Year Total Number of Students Male Female African American Asian Caucasian Hispanic Native American Not selected Other White check
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 195 98 97 20 15 11 108 1 11 6 23 195
2018 179 82 97 12 8 18 109 0 11 2 24 179
2017 169 81 88 9 17 31 104 0 5 3 0 169
2016 176 87 89 8 13 40 95 0 16 4 0 176
2015 194 106 88 4 20 54 89 2 18 7 0 194
2014 171 94 77 5 14 47 84 0 17 4 0 171
2013 184 82 102 12 30 34 78 2 19 9 0 184
2012 195 91 104 4 23 40 99 0 23 6 0 195
2011 205 104 101 10 21 46 106 1 19 2 0 205
2010 207 114 93 5 14 41 120 1 21 5 0 207
2009 157 89 68 12 9 37 83 1 13 2 0 157
2008 200 98 102 8 18 62 100 1 8 3 0 200
2007 179 87 92 7 6 28 41 1 93 3 0 179
2006 192 101 91 6 5 32 30 2 115 2 0 192
2005 209 113 96 1 13 33 21 0 140 1 0 209
2004 193 104 89 0 2 0 18 0 154 0 19 193
2003 175 85 90 0 0 0 12 0 154 0 9 175
2002 174 96 78 0 4 5 6 0 159 0 0 174
2001 210 120 90 0 3 0 4 0 196 0 7 210
2000 174 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 174
1999 179 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 179
1998 87 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 87
Total: 3809 1734 2075 103 220 548 1199 11 1181 53 59 3809